Deepika Padukone Says Intimacy Isn’t ‘Gehraiyaan’s Selling Point’
“Gehraiyaan”, starring actors Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa, received mixed reviews from audiences and critics. While some praised the film, others called Shakun Batra’s directing “a waste of time”. Throughout it all, the intimacy shown in the film has garnered a lot of attention. Padukone and Chaturvedi had many bold and hot streaks in the movie.
Deepika Padukone has now spoken about the film’s intimate scenes. According to a report from News18, Padukone told TellyChakkar that closeness isn’t the film’s selling point and there’s more to the film than that. “I mean, intimacy is something that has been discussed now. At no point is intimacy the selling point of the movie. Hopefully audiences realize that after seeing the movie. The intimacy is only there to be true to the characters and their journeys and to be true to the fact that these are real characters and real relationships and real emotions and one of the things to show is intimacy and that’s not the only thing in the movie,” she said.
Padukone also discussed his collaborations with Siddhant Chaturvedi and others. She called her “Gehraiyaan” co-stars “friends for life.”
“For me as a professional, as an actor, some of the scenes playing with these actors are the biggest takeaways from the movie. Apart from that, it’s also the experience of working with Shakun. On the Personally, getting to know these people and their incredible experience, and the time we spent on set interacting while making the film, is my personal conclusion. I think I made friends for life.” , said Padukone.
Actress Kangana Ranaut earlier took to social media to criticize Deepika Padukone’s film for its intimacy. The actor also linked the film to pornography and wrote, “I am also a millennial but I identify and understand this kind of romance…in the name of millennial/new age/urban movies please don’t sell trash… bad movies are bad movies no amount of skin show or pornography can save it… it’s basic fact koi Gehraiyaan wali baat nahi hai (there’s no depth to it).”
Dharma Productions, Viacom18 and Shakun Batra’s Jouska Films jointly produced “Gehraiyaan”. The film was released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11.